Journalist, Author, Mechanical Engineer
Helen I. Hwang is an award-winning journalist, author, and mechanical engineer. Her works have appeared in People Magazine, Parents Magazine, San Diego Magazine, Huffington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia City Paper, Knowledge@Wharton (Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania's online business journal), Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Magazine, TravelSavvy.com, Jade Magazine, Hyphen Magazine, Next American City Magazine, and other publications.
She has also written a book, titled All Grown Up: Please Touch Museum and Its Move to Memorial Hall, for the Please Touch Museum, a children's museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her writing has covered a wide range of subjects from human trafficking to traveling with kids. In addition, Helen worked as a researcher for the Peabody Award-winning NPR radio program, Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
Helen has an MLA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and BS degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University. She was also a fellow at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and completed a graduate-level Contemporary Women’s Autobiography class at the University of Iowa. She volunteers as an alumni ambassador for Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Over the years, she has lived on 3 continents and traveled to more than 40 countries. She currently lives in San Diego, California, the 16th location she's called home.